The Local Trees for Tees program is an altruistic campaign to further reduce Locals carbon footprint. For each T-shirt that is sold to a customer Local pledges to plan one tree in return. Check out the video…
Trees for the future is an organization that sponsors tree growth and plantings in rural areas that have been devastated by deforestation. The efforts of this company combined with Locals Tree Tee program Local is able to help restore the earth while providing jobs to people in rural communities. Check out the full clip…
Trees are rad. They photosynthesize carbon dioxide from pollutants in the air into clean oxygen we creatures breath. They host wildlife, provide food, natural resources, help maintain a stable atmosphere, and they look amazing too. We think the Earth could use some more trees.
As part of our commitment to being the most sustainable surf n’ skate company in the world, the Local Clothes crew thought it’d be chill to plant a tree for every product we sell to keep the planet healthy and people stoked. The idea: “Tree Tees”. As our company grows, so does life on the planet.
So far, YOU’VE helped us plant thousands of trees by purchasing Local’s sustainable surf n’ skate products. Thanks! We look forward to creating more edgy-eco products that add an organic stylish flavor to your wardrobe, and thickens the woodlands of the planet. Our goal is to reach 100,000 trees by the end of 2012.
Fun Tree Facts:
…Planting trees remains one of the cheapest, most effective means of drawing excess CO2 from the atmosphere.
…A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs./year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings.
…Each person in the U.S. generates approximately 2.3 tons of CO2 each year. A healthy tree stores about 13 pounds of carbon annually — or 2.6 tons per acre each year. An acre of trees absorbs enough CO2 over one year to equal the amount produced by driving a car 26,000 miles. An estimate of carbon emitted per vehicle mile is between 0.88 lb. CO2/mi. – 1.06 lb. CO2/mi. (Nowak, 1993). Thus, a car driven 26,000 miles will emit between 22,880 lbs CO2 and 27,647 lbs. CO2. Thus, one acre of tree cover in Brooklyn can compensate for automobile fuel use equivalent to driving a car between 7,200 and 8,700 miles.
…If every American family planted just one tree, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere would be reduced by one billion lbs annually. This is almost 5% of the amount that human activity pumps into the atmosphere each year.
…The U.S. Forest Service estimates that all the forests in the United States combined sequestered a net of approximately 309 million tons of carbon per year from 1952 to 1992, offsetting approximately 25% of U.S. human-caused emissions of carbon during that period.
…Over a 50-year lifetime, a tree generates $31,250 worth of oxygen, provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion.
*The program Local uses to plant trees is called Trees for the Future. Check us out on the list and help us get to the top.